Pop star Demi Lovato ‘awake and in stable' after apparent drug overdose
HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. -
Pop star Demi Lovato suffered an apparent drug overdose Tuesday and was revived by emergency responders at her home in Hollywood Hills, California, before she was transported to an area hospital, according to multiple news reports.
Update 10:50 p.m. EDT July 24: Lovato’s aunt Kerissa Dunn said in a social media post that the singer is “awake and in stable condition” at a Hollywood area hospital.
Dunn asked for prayers and said “we almost lost her today” in reference to the apparent overdose that put the troubled star in the hospital.
Thank you for all the prayers, @ddlovato is awake and in stable condition, we appreciate your prayers and love, I will keep you guys updated and upload some videos from hospital later on Thank you again #PrayForDemi#PrayForDemiLovato :heart::heart::heart::heart:
Lovato, 25, reportedly suffered the overdose at her home in the Hollywood Hills just before noon and was treated with Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, before being rushed to an area hospital, TMZ reported.
Although she celebrated 6 years of sobriety in March, she admitted she relapsed in a song called "Sober," released in June. The single's release came two months after a photo of her appearing to hold a glass of alcohol at a party surfaced on Instagram.
I’m so grateful for all of the 6 year sober birthday wishes... it means more than you know. Truly. Thank you 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/zIr4XeeXVm
Lovato admitted that she started using drugs at age 17 in her 2012 documentary, "Stay Strong." She entered treatment for the first time at age 18 after a two month bender that included cocaine and adderall. She later relapsed again.
“I was using while I had a sober companion and I went through like 20 sober companions. I was either craving drugs or on drugs. I was not easy to work with,” Lovato said in her documentary. “It’s embarrassing to look back at the person that I was.”
In 2016, she became co-owner of CAST Centers in Los Angeles, the same treatment center she went to when she was 18. She reportedly split from the center and her former life coach and CAST Centers founder, Mike Bayer, in 2018.
Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.